Monday, 29 February 2016

Hello & Welcome to my new follower Pauline.

We have done all we can to encourage the birds in the garden, we have the bird table, we have put out sunflower hearts, niger seed, fat balls, suet logs, nibbed peanuts, whole peanuts (in the feeder) , seed, meal worms.
There is a dish under the table, also a dish under the tree, we thought this would encourage some more . Yesterday hubby put up one of the big feeders.
Nice and high they should like that.






This is all the visitors yesterday.

The hen Blackbird eating mealworms under the tree.







Two male Blackbirds where chasing each other around after her attention, but she saw them both off.









The Bluetit  tried out the new feeder, he was taking sunflower hearts to the tree to eat.








And then, this really made my day.

This was in the garden behind.




Then when I looked out a bit later.







I am a happy girl now, I knew a decent bird bath would encourage more to come in.

28 comments:

  1. You have done really well to feed so many birds. They are a delight, aren't they? My favourites are the blackbirds, and once we had a little flock of long-tailed tits which was wonderful. I shall have to get my nyger seed feeder up again as the goldfinches haven't been around much lately. I love your photo of one in the birdbath!
    Cathy x

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    1. Thankyou Cathy, there are long tailed tits I have seen them in the tree next door, fingers crossed they venture in soon x

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  2. A beautiful sight, you did really well to get so many wonderful photos.

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    1. I had the camera ready, I was lucky yesterday x

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  3. I love watching the birds in our bird bath! So amusing, they love it. Although I've tried attracting more birds they only seem to come in spring/summer. We have had a lot of seagulls this year though, even though the nearest coast is about 80 miles away (east coast). They're not bothered about seeds, etc. They like the meat scraps that I throw out for them.

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    1. P.s. we do have a sparrowhawk visit as well, who last year had one of the collared doves for its tea! Upset me for days!!

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    2. We had a sparrowhawk which started to come in the old place just before we moved, he went off with several Siskins, I was heart broken, like you it upset me for days, I couldn't stop thinking about it xx

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  4. I can spend many hours watching the birds in the garden. I love your photo of the Goldfinch playing peek~a~boo from the water dish!

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    1. Me to, it is a simple pleasure isn't it x

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  5. oh I love the peeking over the top of the bath! I just got a funny look from the hubby cause I giggled out loud :)
    I adore birds, in any shape or form :) xx

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  6. I have a container in the garden that has fill up with rainwater and the birds love it. I often look down the garden and see lots of splashing taking place. Birds are so funny at times. You have a lovely selection of visitors there. WELL DONE.

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    1. Thankyou, yes I thought the bird bath would attract more, x

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  7. so sweet. They just take a bit of time to get their confidence up sometimes. Well, that's what I think. Had to laugh this morning, Bill was out in the back garden finishing off the raised bed he was replacing, Dudley our cat was out with him. Dud came in (he's an indoor cat but gets supervised time outside), then Bill went to get something from the garage. The minute the garden was clear it was like a scene from The Birds! They were everywhere :O)

    In one of the gardens that Bill works in on a Tuesday, he often has a little robin follow him round. He's always showing me photos of his little friend, who gets quite close. :O) xx

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    1. Yes they seem to know when there is a cat about, our Robin watches hubby when he is out digging, if hubby finds any worms he throws them over to the Robin.xx

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  8. Love your bird photos. What a variety you get in your garden.
    Snap....your garden fence is exactly the same style and colour as mine. I love green fences rather than brown-x-

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  9. I only ever put seed in my feeders once, years ago. All I got was about 50 sparrows lined up on the fence waiting to get at the feeder and the magpies not letting them near it. After a few days I noticed mouse droppings and THAT was the end of the bird seed. Haven't seen mouse droppings since!! I would much rather see the birds from afar than have mice in my yard.

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    1. I have always fed them and never had any sign of mice.

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  10. Ah glad the birds have started coming into your gardem now x

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  11. Marlene, your bird photos are lovely. I'm pleased for you that you have managed to attract so many lovely birds. One of my favourite things is to sit at the kitchen table and watch the birds at our bird table. On a separate note, I'm excited about the Easter gift exchange and have started putting some things aside. Did you say you were starting on 6th March? How many people are taking part? xxx

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    1. Hi Fiona there are only 5 people who wish to take part, I draw one name and that person swaps gifts with me, but I might do 2 swaps so you are in with a very good chance, Will draw on Saturday, xxx

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    2. Hi Marlene, that sounds good. I shall have to hope I get chosen ! xxx

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  12. Brilliant, I knew they'd arrive eventually if you continued putting food out. I had a bullfinch in my garden last week, I saw one last year, it arrived on two consecutive days but I hadn't seen one again until last week.

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  13. I think it is quite rare to see a Bullfinch, like you we saw one last year once and never again x

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  14. I've a veritable feast put out to cater for everyone. I barely get any visitors - I'm throwing more spoiled seed away than anything. Fat balks are going rotten too. The only thing I don't have is a proper birdbath - maybe that's it!! But NDFC has a lot to answer for grrrrr

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    1. I have wasted lots as well, I only put out small amounts now x

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